This course focuses on the EU competition law regime comparing and contrasting it with the US antitrust system. The EU and the US antitrust systems have served as a model for the antitrust laws enacted by more than one hundred countries around the world.
The course will start with an overview of the institutional and procedural design and the substantive competition law concepts applied by the EU Commission and Courts and their US counterparts.
The course will then cover the practices subject to competition rules with a particular emphasis on cartels, horizontal cooperation, vertical restraints, abuses of dominance and mergers. One specific feature of the course will be its analysis and discussion of actual competition cases drawing on the practical experience of its Professor.